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  • Seattle experimenting with political voucher system

    SEATTLE – Many voters don’t have the money to donate to political candidates or don’t care enough to bother. But what if the government gave them $100 ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Minneapolis police shooting stirs old racial tensions

    MINNEAPOLIS – The fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a Minneapolis police officer has pushed racial tensions in the city’s small but concentrat ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • WADA declares Russian anti-doping agency noncompliant

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Leaders of the World Anti-Doping Agency declared Russia’s anti-doping operation out of compliance Wednesday – a harsh, but e ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • IS releases photo of bomb it says downed Russian jetliner

    CAIRO – The Islamic State group Wednesday released a photo of a bomb hidden in a soft drink can that it said had brought down a Russian passenger jet ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Startups look to help millennials save money

    NEW YORK – Millennials, it’s time to pick up the phone and start saving.That’s the message from digi ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Dinosaur claws among items on annual list of dangerous toys

    BOSTON – Dinosaur claws inspired by the movie “Jurassic World” and a quick-folding trampoline are among the items on a consumer watchdog group’s annua ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Prosecutor: Paris attacks mastermind not arrested in raid

    SAINT-DENIS, France – Heavily armed French SWAT teams swooped in Wednesday and neutralized a cell that was ready to launch new attacks, leaving at lea ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • To U.S. mass shooting victims, Paris attacks sadly familiar

    DENVER – When Sandy Phillips saw the bloodbath in Paris unfold on her television screen, she knew instantly that hundreds of families would be getting ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Possible census changes could make whites a minority sooner

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The U.S. Census Bureau is considering changes to its race and ethnicity questions for 2020 that experts believe could make whites ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • Oct. home construction slumps on fewer apartment buildings

    WASHINGTON – Apartment construction plunged sharply in October, as the pace of homebuilding slipped amid a broader cooling of the real estate market.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 9:25 am
  • Killer denied parole in notorious 1964 case

    NEW YORK – The man convicted of killing bartender Kitty Genovese has been denied parole more than half a century after a crime that became a symbol of ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Jindal says he is dropping out of 2016 race for president

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says he is dropping out of 2016 race for president, ending a campaign that failed to gain much support ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Storm drops snow in Colorado, could bring tornadoes to south

    DENVER – A powerful wintery storm dumped heavy snow on parts of Colorado on Tuesday while bringing the threat of tornadoes to millions in central and ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Putin vows revenge against jet bombers

    MOSCOW – A somber President Vladimir Putin vowed to hunt down and punish those responsible for a bomb that brought down a Russian passenger jet last m ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • French hunt 2nd fugitive, launch new airstrikes on ISIS

    PARIS – French police are hunting for a second fugitive directly involved in the deadly Paris attacks, officials said Tuesday, as France made an unpre ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 9:56 pm
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